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Thursday October 13, 2011 12:03 pm

Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 set to launch October 19

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Smartphones, Google, Rumors, Software

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Android fans, set forward your alarm clocks next Monday: the rumored Nexus Prime (or, Galaxy Nexus) is rumored to be launching on October 19!

According to Engadget, Google and Samsung will unveil the so-called Nexus Prime on Oct. 19 during All Things Digital's first Asia conference in Hong Kong. Android VP Andry Rubin and Samsung EVP of product marketing Won-Pyo Hong will be in attendance.

Rumors about the Nexus Prime (or Galaxy Nexus?), Google's third Nexus smartphone, have been circulating all year long. According to the latest rumors, it'll come with a curved glass touch-screen display, Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and support for 4G LTE networks.

Over the weekend BGR filled in details such as a 9mm thin frame, a Texas Instruments OMAP4460 processor, and a full gigabyte of RAM supplementing.

Google and Samsung were expected to launch the smartphone on October 11 during a product launch with Samsung, but abruptly postponed this last week, supposedly out of respect for the passing of Steve Jobs. The original invitation initially prompted many to speculate that the two companies would finally release Android 4.0 and announce a follow-up to the Nexus S.

A Samsung spokesperson said rumors of a separate Oct. 27 event in London, meanwhile, are "not true whatsoever."

The search giant previewed Ice Cream Sandwich at the Google I/O conference in May. Earlier this month, Google chairman Eric Schmidt also let it slip at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce conference that Android 4.0 would be released in "October or November."

This article, written by Sara Yin, originally appeared on PCMag.com and is republished on Gear Live with the permission of Ziff Davis, Inc.

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